Meeting Highlights

The Inclusion Plan Best Practices Workshop was held virtually on November 1–2, 2022. This workshop was motivated by the recent requirement for inclusion plans within several of NASA’s Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) programs. For ROSES-2022, 12 programs [plus the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) Cooperative Agreement Notice] required proposals to […]
The Lunar Polar Volatiles Conference was held from November 2–4, 2022 in Boulder, Colorado. It was organized by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), and included in-person and remote participants from more than 10 countries. A total of 47 people attended in person and over 120 participated […]
The Exoplanets in Our Backyard 2 workshop was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on November 2–4, 2022. The workshop was an interdisciplinary and interdivisional education, networking, and collaboration event, motivated by a need to increase interaction between the exoplanet and planetary science communities. There is a growing awareness of the power of systems- and process-based approaches […]
The conference on Ancient Venus, the first of the series of meetings to be held as part of the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s (LPI’s) Venus Science Initiative, was held on July 25–27, 2022. Out of continuing caution about the COVID pandemic, the meeting was entirely virtual. The meeting was organized into sessions of related talks followed […]
The Ocean World Analog Field Site Assessment Workshop was held in Denver, Colorado, on October 13–15, 2022. This in-person workshop was sponsored by the Network for Ocean Worlds (NOW) and Network for Life Detection (NFoLD) Research Coordination Groups (RCNs). The motivation for the workshop was to address the need for a community-developed set of standards […]
The NASA Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) met in a hybrid format at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas, on November 15–16, 2022. OPAG typically holds this type of community meeting twice each year, to allow for discussion and feedback on current and upcoming outer-planets-related activities and to gather inputs as findings to NASA. […]